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Hunting & Gathering Lecture Series: Early Mining for Flint and Gold

September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10
Hunting and Gathering Lecture series - Learning to Read the Landscape

Join us for an exploration of hunting and gathering, from food and medicine to the naturalist’s habit of creating collections. Each of our six speakers will share their expertise, from identification and use of the object of the hunt to identifying the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters and gatherers to find what they’re looking for.

Our fifth speaker is geologist and local historian Ted Antonioli. Join us for his lecture, Early Mining for Flint and Gold. The Flint Creek Valley has a been a center of hunting and mining activity for millennia. Archaeological work near Philipsburg has revealed bison hunting dating back thousands of years, and extensive chalcedony quarries in the area have produced material for stone tools and arrow points. Flint Creek’s tributaries and nearby streams produced a bonanza in beaver pelts, but it was the discovery of gold that has become a legend, Montana’s El Dorado. Ted will present evidence that Montana’s first gold discovery in 1849 was made by the Salish and fur traders in a tributary of Flint Creek.

Check out our full list of speakers and topics here.

Cost per lecture: $10; $5 members; FREE for high school and college students.

Purchase tickets here (We will also sell tickets at the door, but purchasing in advance will ensure you get a seat!)

Ticket includes beer and/or wine (if over 21) from The Dram Shop; non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Thank you to the Good Food Store for sponsoring our lecture series!


September 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $10
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States